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Rugby - Six Nations Championship

Until the advent of the World Cup, the International Championship (as it was originally called) was the only top-level tournament for national rugby union teams.
It began in 1883 as a contest between the four "Home Nations" - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In 1910, France joined to create the Five nations Championship but the French were expelled in 19312 amid allegations of professionalism in Gallic rugby.
France returned to the fray in 1939 and, in 2000, Italy were recruited to make it the Six Nations.
Bizarrely, no trophy was awarded until 1993 when the present 15-sided silver trophy was first awarded. Grand Slam champions (winning all five matches in one season) have to make do with just the competitioon trophy, although become national heroes in to the bargain.
In 2006, winners of the Triple Crown (a British or Irish side defeating all the other three in one season) were presented with a silver dish.
Each season teams play each other just once, either home or away.

YEAR
WINNERS
GRAND SLAM
TRIPLE CROWN
1883
ENGLAND
-
ENGLAND
1884
ENGLAND
-
ENGLAND
1885
- *
-
-
1886
ENG & SCO
-
-
1887
SCOTLAND
-
-
1888
- *
-
-
1889
- *
-
-
1890
ENG & SCO
-
-
1891
SCOTLAND
-
SCOTLAND
1892
ENGLAND
-
ENGLAND
1893
WALES
-
WALES
1894
IRELAND
- 
IRELAND
1895
SCOTLAND
-
SCOTLAND
1896
IRELAND
-
-
1897
- *
-
-
1898
- *
-
-
1899
IRELAND
-
IRELAND
1900
WALES
-
WALES
1901
SCOTLAND
-
SCOTLAND 
1902
WALES
-
WALES
1903
SCOTLAND
-
SCOTLAND
1904
SCOTLAND
-
 
1905
WALES
-
WALES
1906
WAL & IRE
-
 
1907
SCOTLAND
-
SCOTLAND
1908
WALES
-
WALES
1909
WALES
-
WALES
1910
ENGLAND
-
-
1
1911
WALES
WALES
WALES 
1912
ENG & IRE
-
 
1913
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1914
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1915-9
Not held
-
-
1920
ENG, SCO & WAL
-
 
1921
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1922
WALES
-
-
1923
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1924
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND 
1925
SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND 
1926
IRE & SCO
-
-
1927
IRE & SCOT
-
1928
ENGLAND
ENGLAND 
ENGLAND
1929
SCOTLAND
-
 
1930
ENGLAND
-
 
1931
WALES
-
 
1932
ENG, IRE & WAL
-
1933
SCOTLAND
-
SCOTLAND
1934
ENGLAND
-
ENGLAND
1935
IRELAND
-
1936
WALES
-
1937
ENGLAND
-
ENGLAND 
1938
SCOTLAND 
-
SCOTLAND 
1939
ENG, IRE & WAL
-
1940-6 Not held - -
1947
ENG & WAL
-
-
1948
IRELAND
IRELAND
IRELAND
1949
IRELAND
-
IRELAND
1950
WALES
WALES
WALES
1951
IRELAND
-
-
1952
WALES
WALES
WALES
1953
ENGLAND
-
-
1954
ENG, FRA & WAL
-
ENGLAND
1955
FRA & WAL
-
-
1956
WALES
-
-
1957
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1958
ENGLAND
-
-
1959
FRANCE
-
-
1960
ENG & FRA
-
ENGLAND
1961
FRANCE
-
-
1962
FRANCE
-
-
1963
ENGLAND
-
-
1964
SCO & WAL
-
-
1965
WALES
-
WALES
1966
WALES
-
-
1967
FRANCE
-
-
1968
FRANCE
FRANCE
-
1969
WALES
-
WALES
1970
FRA & WAL
-
-
1971
WALES
WALES
WALES
1972
- *
- *
-
1973
Quintuple Tie
-
-
1974
IRELAND
-
-
1975
WALES
-
-
1976
WALES
WALES
WALES
1977
FRANCE
FRANCE
WALES
1978
WALES
WALES
WALES
1979
WALES
-
WALES
1980
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1981
FRANCE
FRANCE
-
1982
IRELAND
-
IRELAND
1983
FRA & IRE
-
-
1984
SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
1985
IRELAND
-
IRELAND
1986
FRA & SCO
-
-
1987
FRANCE
FRANCE
-
1988
FRA & WAL
-
WALES
1989
FRANCE
-
-
1990
SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
1991
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1992
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1993
FRANCE
-
-
1994
WALES
-
-
1995
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
1996
ENGLAND
-
ENGLAND
1997
FRANCE
FRANCE
ENGLAND
1998
FRANCE
FRANCE
ENGLAND
1999
SCOTLAND
-
-
2000
ENGLAND
-
-
2001
ENGLAND
-
-
2002
FRANCE
FRANCE
-
2003
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
ENGLAND
2004
FRANCE
FRANCE
IRELAND
2005
WALES
WALES
WALES
2006
FRANCE
-
IRELAND
2007
FRANCE
-
IRELAND
2008
WALES
WALES
WALES
2009
IRELAND
IRELAND
IRELAND
2010
FRANCE
FRANCE
-
2011
ENGLAND
-
-
2012 WALES WALES WALES
2013 WALES - -
2014 IRELAND - ENGLAND
2015 IRELAND - -
2016 ENGLAND ENGLAND ENGLAND
2017 ENGLAND - -
2018 IRELAND IRELAND IRELAND

 * Tournament not completed

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